AFC South Training Camp Photoblog
August, 25, 2010
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com
New phone, new photographic opportunities.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.comIndianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning signs an autograph for a young fan.
As I worked my way around the training camps of the AFC South, I tried to remember to take some pictures. So periodically, I’d juggle the notebook, pen, recorder, water bottle and fire off a few shots. I fared better in Jacksonville than I did in Anderson, Ind., or Metairie, La., at least in part because the Jaguars allow reporters to get closer to the action than the Colts or Saints do.
Attempted "actions shots" are usually a blur, so I attempted more scene setters that I hope may give you a little feel for places and people. Trust me, I’m not fooling myself into thinking I’m in the running for a job that would have me threatening Walter Iooss or shooting covers for ESPN The Magazine.
So here are glimpses of a big star chilling after practice, assistant coaches and autograph seekers at work and the glamorous life of being chauffeured to practice in 100-degree heat.
Hope you like the change up. Don’t worry, I won’t be seeing any practices after the Titans wrap camp Thursday, so you’ll be spared much more than an occasional shot -- at least until next year’s camp photo blog.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.comTitans running back Chris Johnson relaxes after practice. He wore new shorts with built-in pads.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.comJaguars defensive line coach Joe Cullen makes sure his charges stay low as they get off the ball.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.comTitans offensive line coach Mike Munchak works with guard Leroy Harris after practice.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPNRyan Diem of the Colts gets a lift to practice at Anderson University.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.comJaguars running back coach Earnest Byner oversees a blocking sled drill.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.com Houston defensive line coach Bill Kollar uses a ball on a stick to help his guys move quickly at the snap.
Paul Kuharsky/ESPN.comTexans general manager Rick Smith chats with Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.